Weekly newsletter 60


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[1]A selection of our best article links of the week, plus featured
  FiveBooks interviews, videos, quotations and more.
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com

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Best of the Week

[6]The Second Term
    Links:
      6. http://b.rw/Mn7tlS

Ryan Lizza | New Yorker | 11 June 2012

Present indications are that Obama vs Romney will be a very tight
  contest. If it's Obama, narrowly, what will he do, how will he behave
  in a second term? Lizza sketches out his likely priorities, and scope
  for action [7]Comments
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/articles/second-term

[8]Neuroscience: The Mind Reader
    Links:
      8. http://b.rw/MsW1oK

David Cyranoski | Nature | 12 June 2012

Adrian Owen has achieved the unthinkable: He's found a way to
  communicate with people who have been left in vegetative states. But
  his research raises issues – should he ask patients if they want to
  discontinue life support? [9]Comments
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/articles/neuroscience-mind-reader

[10]The Macroeconomics Of Chinese Kleptocracy
    Links:
      10. http://b.rw/LeRpBE

John Hempton | Bronte Capital | 10 June 2012

"China is a kleptocracy of a scale never seen before in human history.
  This post aims to explain how this wave of theft is financed, what
  makes it sustainable and what will make it fail." (h/t Florens
  Sauerbruch) [11]Comments
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/articles/macroeconomics-chinese-kleptocracy

[12]Nixon Was Far Worse Than We Thought
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/N1VKMQ

Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein | Washington Post | 8 June 2012

Forty years on from Watergate, we know much more about Nixon's
  presidency, most of it bad. He waged war "against the anti-Vietnam War
  movement, the news media, the Democrats, the justice system and,
  finally, against history itself" [13]Comments
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/articles/nixon-was-far-worse-we-thought

[14]Of Flying Cars And The Declining Rate Of Profit
    Links:
      14. http://b.rw/MpwCJQ

David Graeber | Baffler | 4 June 2012

Futurologists thought we would have flying cars, force-fields, tractor
  beams, teleportation, antigravity sleds, immortality drugs and space
  colonies. But the only technologies to have advanced since the 1970s
  are those of simulation [15]Comments
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/articles/flying-cars-and-declining-rate-profit

[16]A Case So Cold It Was Blue
    Links:
      16. http://b.rw/L72jev

Mark Bowden | Vanity Fair | 14 June 2012

"The first thing Nels Rasmussen asked Detective Mayer the day after his
  daughter was murdered was 'Have you checked out John’s ex-girlfriend,
  the lady cop?'" They hadn't. When they finally did, 23 years later, the
  mystery unfolded [17]Comments
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/articles/case-so-cold-it-was-blue

[18]Happyism
    Links:
      18. http://b.rw/LlvaeE

Deirdre McCloskey | New Republic | 8 June 2012

Outstanding essay on measuring happiness. Critiques new "science" of
  hedonics, and the dreaded 1-2-3 studies relied on by so many
  economists. "We do not need more hedonomics or utilonomics or
  freakonomics. We need humanomics" [19]Comments
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/articles/happyism

[20]Did He Feel Good?
    Links:
      20. http://b.rw/LITt7q

Ian Penman | City Journal | 8 June 2012

Superb piece on godfather of soul James Brown, pegged to new biography.
  "The Hardest Working Man in Show Business rubbed up against the worst
  dreams of men and ultimately paid a heavy, soul-consuming price"
  [21]Comments
    Links:
      21. http://thebrowser.com/articles/did-he-feel-good

FiveBooks Interview

[22]Paul Theroux on Travelling
    Links:
      22. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/paul-theroux-on-travelling

Travel is a leap in the dark, says Paul Theroux – and one that will
  leave you a different person at the other end. He recommends five
  travel books that inspired him, from Mark Twain at sea to VS Naipaul in
  India [23]Read on
    Links:
      23. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/paul-theroux-on-travelling

Featured Topic

[24]Euro On The Brink
    Links:
      24. http://thebrowser.com/reports/euro-brink

What's going wrong with the euro? Can the problem be contained? If so,
  how? And what if it isn't? Read on to find out [25]Read on
    Links:
      25. http://thebrowser.com/reports/euro-brink

Reader Recommendations

@nuzav Stalin & Hitler: Mass Murder by Starvation by Timothy Snyder |
  The New York Review of Books: [26]t.co/ie6bAvPS [27]#browsings [28]More
  like this
    Links:
      26. http://t.co/ie6bAvPS
      27. https://twitter.com/search?q=#browsings
      28. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Week

[29]Book of the Day
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/code-street-by-elijah-anderson

[30]Code of the Street by Elijah Anderson
    Links:
      30. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/code-street-by-elijah-anderson

[31]Gavin Knight says: “In street families it’s all about respect and
  aggression. To be respected you have to give the impression that you
  are capable of extreme violence quickly” [32]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/gavin-knight-on-gang-crime
      32. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

Video of the Week

[33]10 Bets You Will Always Win
    Links:
      33. http://thebrowser.com/videos/10-bets-you-will-always-win

Paul Newman got his thumbs broken for this sort of thing [34]More
  videos
    Links:
      34. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Week

[35]Warren Buffett, on brevity
    Links:
      35. http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2012/06/11/exclusive-warren-buffett-a-few-lessons-for-investors-and-managers

"The truly big investment idea can usually be explained in a short
    paragraph"

[36]More quotes
    Links:
      36. http://thebrowser.com/quotations

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